OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011

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This tenth edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard builds on the OECD’s 50 years of indicator development to present major world trends in knowledge and innovation. It analyses a wide set of indicators of science, technology, globalisation and industrial performance in OECD and major non-OECD countries (notably Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa) and includes some experimental indicators that provide insight into new areas of policy interest.

For more information about the OECD STI Scoreboard, see www.oecd.org/sti/scoreboard.

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Publications in top journals provide a measure of “qualityadjusted” research output. Switzerland has the highest rate of high-quality publications on a per capita basis among OECD and BRIICS (Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, China, South Africa) countries, followed by Sweden and Denmark. In absolute numbers, the United States is the leading producer of publications in top journals, followed by the United Kingdom. If total publications are considered, independently of quality, the United States remains the leader but China takes the second position. The share of emerging economy publications in the world total is rising fast although the percentage published in top quartile journals is below the world average.

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